August 21, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: Girly & Gutsy


Hello, crafty friends!  It's been far too long!  Last week kept me busy with training at my new job and a trip to the mountains in NH.  The summer days seem to be disappearing fast!

I haven't been in my craft space for almost a week, so this card took a lot longer than it should have.  The inspiration is the current Tuesday Trigger photo:


I think my card leans more toward the "girly" rather than the "gutsy", but I like how it turned out.  I was drawn to the clean black lines of the table, the graceful crystalline light fixtures, and the pops of yellow-green in the chairs.

I started with a Sweet Blush panel stamped repeatedly with a chandelier from Prima's Cantaria set using Versamark Frost, which gives it a hint of shimmer.  On the white cardstock below, I tried stamping leaves to mimic the rug in the photo, but it didn't go well with the design, so I opted for a damask image from the Prima set.  A strip of black cardstock and a Spring Moss scalloped border reflect the table and chairs in the photo.

The sentiment, from PTI's Birthday Basics, is stamped on a die cut Mat Stack 2 with the coordinating frame.  Finally, some iridescent gems play off of the crystal in the wall sconces and chandelier in the photo.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, True Black, white)
Stamps:  Prima (Cantaria), Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 2 Collection, Birthday Basics)
Ink:  Inkadinkadoo (Black), Versamark Frost
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 2, Limitless Layers, Medium scallop border die)
Accessories:  Michaels (rhinestones), thread

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

23 comments:

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Gorgeous!

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty Christina. I love the scalloped circle behind the label. :)
Hugs~

Lindsay said...

Totally amazing gorgeous Christina! I LOVE it!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful! And congrats on the job! I am so happy for you!!! :) I hope you love it!

Laura B. said...

so pretty!!

Trinh said...

Beautiful take on the Trigger!

Karen B. said...

Truly a work of art! By far one of MY favorite takes on the Trigger.

Lynn said...

Christina, what a lovely take on the Tuesday trigger...love the scallop and the rhinestones...beautiful without being to glitzy! Love the damask as always!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty Christina. Love the chandelier and damask backgrounds! Just perfect. :o)

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the insp. piece, Christina! perfect sentiment image and great use of the damask. Love the touches of bling too.

New job? Do tell!! All the best, sure you'll do just fine :)

Kim O'Connell said...

Beautiful! I was in the White Mountains, too, over the past week! Don't you just love it, up there?!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Stunning.

Maureen said...

THUD!! THis is just stunning!! Gorgeous inspiration from the photo!! Love each and every little bit of this one :) Congrats on the new job!! I have one more week of full vacation and then I'll go back the last week of vacation to set up my classroom. I'm fully out of the townhouse now and we're with my dad for 2 months :)

kasia c. said...

Fabulous! LOVE it! :)

Cassandra said...

I think I have seen the winning card right here. Great take on the colours and design Christina. Can't go wrong with the Damask.

Sara Mac said...

Christina this is a beautiful card. Love the stitching and bg stamping. Glad to hear you got the job!! I've been meaning to ask you about that. Sorry I haven't been around much. I promise to do better:)

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!!! I just found you from Moxie Fab - I'm in Mass, too! :-)

Cath said...

Hey Christina! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Andrea M said...

*THUD* … WOW!!! Christina, this card is GORGEOUS! Love the damask and the chandeliers! And the perfect amount of strategically place bling! AWESOME!

Darla Weber said...

Very elegant!

Amy said...

My jaw just hit the keyboard!!! This is such a perfect interpretation of the inspiration photo! It couldn't be more perfect! I love every single thing here!

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS take on the Tuesday Trigger, Christina!! I especially LOVE the damask, the tone on tone chandeliers, and the stitching!!!

Dana said...

Matches the pic perfectly! Love it!

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